The University of Kentucky football team fell to Louisville 27-13 in the annual Governor's Cup game
* Freshman All-America first team by Scout.com (2012) * Freshman All-America second team by CollegeFootballNews.com (2012) * Freshman All-SEC by SEC Coaches (2012) * SEC Academic Honor Roll (2013)
Two-year starting punter ... Also can be a placekicker and could get a look at that spot during the spring following the graduation of Joe Mansour ... Won the starting punter job as a true freshman and earned Freshman All-America honors ... Combined good distance and hang time as he set the Kentucky freshman record for highest punting average ... Has shown good composure in handling the duty ... Has played in 24 games.
2013 (Sophomore): Punted 68 times for a 41.3-yard average ... Had 15 punts inside the opponents 20-yard line ... Booted a career-long 59-yard punt vs. Vanderbilt ... Best game was five punts for a 49-yard average in the win over Alabama State.
2012 (Freshman): Averaged 42.9 yards per punt, highest ever by a Kentucky freshman ... Received Freshman All-America and All-SEC honors, see above for list ... Set a single-game school record with a 48.4-yard average at Arkansas (min. eight punts) ... Long punt was 58 yards at Arkansas ... Averaged a season-high 50.7 yards in the win over Kent State ... Had 13 punts inside the 20-yard line.
High School: Named first-team all-state in Class AAAAAA as a kicker by the Tennessee Sports Writers' Association ... Picked as the punter for the all-state "Dream Team," covering all classifications, by the Nashville Tennessean ... Made 11 of 16 field goals as a senior with a long of 49 ... Averaged 41.3 yards per punt ... 50 of his 56 kickoffs went for touchbacks and four of the others were on-side kicks ... Named his team's Most Valuable Player, a rare honor for a kicking specialist ... Independence HS went 8-3 his senior year and reached the state playoffs in Class AAAAAA ... Three-year starter as the team's punter and kicker ... Rated the No. 8 kicker in the nation by Scout.com and the No. 12 kicker by 24/7 Sports ... The No. 10 prospect in the state of Tennessee by SuperPrep, which wrote, "Technically strong with good hang times and directional ability. Also performs well under pressure." ... Played for the winning West team in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game ... Coached by Kevin Dyson ... Has worked with former Tennessee Titans punter Craig Hentrich ... Also played soccer his first two years in high school ... Played on a regional all-star team that had matches in Mexico, England and Costa Rica ... Began receiving college scholarship offers in soccer as a sophomore but gave up the game the final two seasons to concentrate on football ... Principal's List student ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Member of the National Technical Honor Society for his studies in medical science.
Personal: Born in Franklin, Tenn. ... Son of Cliff and Tina Foster ... Cliff played college football at Tennessee ... Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies.
Community Cats: Participated in the Big Blue U Move-In (2012) and an event at the Indian Summer Camp (2012).
Landon Says ... My favorite thing about Coach Stoops is: his intensity and desire to win ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: athletic director in the SEC ... I couldn't live without my: heart/brain ... My game-day superstition is: every pregame meal is the same; same songs on the bus ride to the stadium ... My hidden talent is: video game soccer and my quarterback skills.